RIU research fellow
As a Research Fellow, Andrew engages with work under the energy and water security, agriculture and food security programmes and capacity building exercises.
Andrew will be working with the RIU Best Bets
, supporting Norman Clark
, RIU's senior advisor, to ensure that the learning from these private sector-led initiatives is captured.
Andrew has over five years experience in multidisciplinary research on science, technology, and innovation gained from working at Africa Centre for Technology Studies
(ACTS) and engaging with partners agencies.
In 2009 he represented ACTS in the ongoing United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
(UNFCCC) debates bringing the science and technology perspectives in the climate change adaptation research. In that respect he closely monitors climate debates within the UNFCCC process. Apart from that he is involved with the activities of the ACTS institute mainly involving capacity building for policy makers and actors that adapts a multidisciplinary approach and takes the innovation systems approaches in meeting its objectives.
Andrew actively participates in national, regional and global processes that aim to shape policies in environment and agriculture. Apart from that he has written various articles and co-authored books with fellow researchers in ACTS and partner organizations
He holds a Masters of Arts degree in Science, Society and Development from the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex University in the UK that largely focused on knowledge, development and technology nexus. He also holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Environmental and Biosystems Engineering from the University of Nairobi, specializing in designing energy systems for rural development.